After a first inning run followed by two RBIs in separate innings from 2B Nishioka, the Orioles’ bats were unable to score off of Twins’ pitching for second straight meeting.
This game was in the books after just two innings as the Orioles lineup hit home runs galore early on off of Andy Sonnanstine. With Jeremy Guthrie pitching perfectly through six Rays batters, the Birds took an early 6-0 lead. Jump-started by a 2-RBI shot from Nick Markakis in the first, he was followed by solo shots from Vladimir Guerrero, Adam Jones, and Jake Fox.
Notes on Justin Duchscherer’s hip injury, Derrek Lee’s bullpen session, Brian Roberts‘ neck, Cesar Izturis’ transition to a utility infielder and more.
Notes on Brian Roberts‘ neck injury, Derrek Lee’s BP session, the game day pitching schedule, a look at which pitchers the Pirates will throw at the Orioles and more.
Adam Gaylord went 1 for 4 with a run, a home run, 3 RBI and a strikeout.
Tyler Henson went 3 for 5 with an RBI and has an OPS above .900 in June.
Matt Angle went 2 for 4 with a double and a strikeout.
Ryan Berry has 2.63 ERA in 5 games for the Keys.